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Exciting initiative for underprivileged Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres #NPO @PMBComChest #HowCanYouHelp

Posted in donnette e davis on July 25, 2014 by Donnette E Davis

We all know education is the key to the future. We must start at the foundation level with Crèches. At the same time as this NDA Crèche initiative referred to below is taking off, the Pietermaritzburg & District Community Chest would like to launch its own initiative and encourage donors and funders to contribute to a Chest ECD Fund.

Crèches are in short supply in many areas and communities.

The Chest can facilitate a container Crèche for approximately R50,000 ($5000) within 2/3 weeks.

The Chest is already facilitating such a Crèche in Lotheni for a prominent corporate funder.



For more information or to contact the Community Chest Pietermaritzburg directly please save these details

Michael Deegan, Executive Director, Pietermaritzburg & District Community Chest

Tel: 033-394-1031 Ext: 102, Fax: 086-651-6881/033-394-9653, Mob: 072-768-5485

Email: director


The origin of this amazing incentive can be found at

Pretoria – The National Development Agency (NDA) will on Thursday launch an online portal to create awareness and raise funds for underprivileged Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres.

The Adopt-an-ECD campaign, to be launched during a briefing in Polokwane, seeks to increase resource flows into identified ECD centres by getting society, government and business to help provide for the needs of ECD centres in all nine provinces.

The NDA hopes to raise funds or pledges to the value of R500 000 on the day of the launch.

NDA spokesperson Lesego Ranchu said the funds raised will be used to respond to the needs identified by the various profiled ECDs.

The ECD centres are profiled by location and individual needs are listed and quantified.

“The items vary from educational toys and materials, office equipment, mattresses, food gardens and so on,” Ranchu said.

To date, the campaign has raised R210 000 from MSW Engineering & Project Management Consultants, the South African National Energy Development Institute (Sanedi) in Limpopo and additional pledges are expected to be made at the briefing on Thursday.

The portal is available on

Organisations and individuals are able to register and make a financial donation to the ECD centre of their choice.

Among the dignitaries who will attend the launch are Limpopo MEC for Social Development, Joyce Mashaba, Polokwane mayor Thembi Nkadimeng, and Capricorn District mayor Gilbert Kganyago, NDA officials and representatives from the private and public sector.

A visit to Moloisi Day Care Centre in Nobody has also been scheduled to take place after the launch. –

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